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All about Thanksgiving



What's it all about?

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the US – a chance for people to celebrate with their family and friends. Dating back to 1621, the day is one of the most popular days of the year for people in the US. In this article your pupils will learn about why this day holds such resonance for Americans and how it is celebrated.

Use this article to:

  • Learn about the history of Thanksgiving
  • Find out about the traditional dishes associated with Thanksgiving 
  • Explore the celebratory activities that take place to mark the day 
  • Discover the connection between Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Download this FREE article as a starting point for your teaching and learning about Thanksgiving.


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